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Dr. Scott Greenhalgh

Dentistry
Lakewood, CO
34 years experience male

Locations

Scott Greenhalgh, DDS

Lakewood, CO

Address

3190 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Suite #300, Lakewood, CO
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
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Fax

3034797599

Insurances accepted

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

BCS Insurance Company

Cigna

Medicare

About

Bio

Our practice is geared toward getting results and preventing problems. We do this through using the most personalized approach you have ever experienced. I think that excellent service has been sorely missing in healthcare, and I believe we are here to make your experience amazing. By using digital photography you can see the issues and problems for yourself. In addition, we have a unique process for making porcelain veneers to ensure that you get results you love from your new smile. I have many long-term staff, so you'll see the same people over and over. I was enthusiastic to hear we made the 5280 TopDentists list for 2013.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

153 Answers
635 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Possible TMJ/clench : Sometimes you can get symptoms like this from profound clenching (from both daytime or night time clenching). Profound clenching can set off headaches... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Ignore: Most people don't grind their teeth. Most people clench their teeth.
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Probably not: A lump under your jaw can be a sign of teeth abscess or infection. Do not delay in getting this diagnosed and then treated. An abscess under your bott... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Sometimes: There is an art to teeth whitening- what works for one, may not work for someone else. The key to getting great results is to meet with a cosmetic den... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Reduce Swelling: Ice/cold packs. Keep your heart rate down.Relax-skip a day going to the gym. Don't smoke.Keep your nutrition up. Take any medications as prescribed.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Yes- are related: Cracked teeth can come from clenching or from dental work wearing out. Anxiety often causes more teeth clenching which is very hard on your teeth and ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Traditional Veneers: We make all sorts of porcelain veneers. There are many kinds that work well. Lumineers can be a benefit for the right patients, they are just not for ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
It's safe!: Most pigmentations can be easily removed. If you are really concerned about the discoloration of your tooth, then you'll never really be happy with yo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Keep: Keep toothpicks in your car. Do extra cleaning between the back teeth where gum disease starts 1st.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Cosmetic Dentistry: Yes- these are essentially the same terms.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Sort of: Typically when you have a crown on a tooth, that requires the most shaving down of any procedures. While the crown can be removed, it would usually be... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Might be: We typically don't run a test for this. I have seen some sort of a meter that is supposed to measure sulfur, but i cannot say if it is actually accura... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Football Mouthguard?: They can work in dire circumstances of pronounced muscle pain, and then only for a few days. Generally, they actually make jaw and TMJ pain worse.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Teeth Grinding: In general the right types of mouth guards are highly effective. Typically store bought guards are too flexible and actually cause more clenching. In... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Many Answers: It could be many things. You should start with your md first. You may also want to consider seeing a TMJ dentist as well, as many headaches are associ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Quickly: For some of my patients, I have heard them say they felt a difference even in one night. The major benefits often occur after 3-5 nights. My patients ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Make BIG difference: Porcelain veneers are a way to repair front teeth, straighten your smile, or whiten it. With the right veneers your smile can be strong and look beaut... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
If mild wait 24 hrs: If the symptoms are manageable with things like gargling and over the counter medications like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) then you might be... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
YES!: Other people notice your smile and your first impression instantly. Cosmetic dentistry is a way to help you have more self-confidence and make a stron... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
It may not: You have a difficult condition. Sometimes the disc does not recapture well, especially if the joint is deformed. A secondary goal can be to get your... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Teeth and the Chills: I'd need some more information. If it was right after the procedure it can be an anxiety release. It will pass quickly. Sit down breathe deeply and sl... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
See Dentist now: If the work is 16 years old now, it probably has lost its water-tight seal. It may be forming a new cavity inside it. Have your dentist check it righ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Go to TMJ Dentist: Some sounds are normal wear and tear in the joint. Some sounds are signs that the TMJ or the cartilage in that joint are deteriorating. It can become ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Sm Bumps or Blisters: If you are getting an outbreak, find an experienced laser dentist. Early treatment with a diode laser can minimize the pain and speed the healing time... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Probably: The nerves to both your chin and tongue usually sit right under and right next to a wisdom tooth. It is very unusual for it to spontaneously produce n... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Big difference: If you have really nice looking teeth, but they are out of alignment, then choose porcelain veneers. If your teeth are uneven or unattractive, then ch... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Yes, eat chowder: Keep the food away from the extraction site. Try to make sure the clot takes by disturbing it as little as possible to begin with. You are on the righ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Sort of: I would say what you described is not the best way to do it. As a patient, whether it is dentistry or any other medical procedure, never let anyone s... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Yes, but be careful: Veneers can be stronger than your natural enamel. But you need to be aware that anything that could chip or crack your natural tooth, can chip or brea... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Stem Cells and TMJ: The uses for stem cells are advancing rapidly. To my knowledge right now, there is no treatment like you are describing. The state of the art currentl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Over the counter med: At home, take Ibuprofen (often it is safe to take up to 800mg every 6 to 8 hours. Consult with your pharmacist to make sure that is safe for you. A c... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Less pain medication: Some sedative anesthetics or more commonly, the oral pain killers you take after surgery can make you very nauseous. If you are taking pain killers, ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Probably unrelated: Make sure that your dental problem is completely resolved. Go to specialists if necessary to make sure that is still not contributing in some way. I ... Read More
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Need more info: Sounds like you need to follow up by calling your md or your ENT to discuss what you did with your ear syringe. I would be concerned that you now hav... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Ask your Dentist: I have performed teeth whitening for more than twenty years. There are many ways to get whitening results at home, but they have to be matched to the ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Could be clenching: People underestimate the headaches, head pain, jaw and ear pain that can be caused by clenching your teeth. Many do it while they sleep, but some do i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
To control disease: There are times when the gum and bone support around teeth has deteriorated to the point that leaving it as it is is more likely to make the neighbori... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
See TMJ dentist: Find the best TMJ dentist you can. Start with a dentist over an oral surgeon. Have a comprehensive TMJ examination, including the detailed history of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Check it now: The TMJ may have deteriorated more. You may need a tomogram to check the bony structure of the joint. You may have arthritic changes that can substant... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
MANY problems: Veneers can give you a whiter smile. Veneers are most frequently used to close gaps or fix the rough, crooked edges of teeth. Make sure to visit a cos... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
No, but not panacea: Sealants were one of the most exciting developments in the 1980's. Over the past 20+ years we've found that sealants did not work as well as we imagin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Laser treatment: I am not aware that these can be completely prevented, however we have had tremendous success treating them with a laser. This can desensitize them an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Be careful: After having done teeth whitening for over twenty years, the pitfall i see patients fall into is that they focus too much on what product they put on ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Need more info: I'm not sure if you are referring to "extracting" or removing a tooth?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
No need to: Modern dental care always includes an attractive cosmetic option. With today's comfortable techniques, there is no need to fear dental treatment at an... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Mouth jewelry : Mouth jewelry often breaks molars and does cause gum damage. I have seen many patients have their jewelry removed once they experience the pain of br... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Gum Chewing?: Absolutely! gum chewing promotes extra saliva flow and that carries immune components to the teeth and gums. In addition, sugarless, or preferably ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Options:: Try a cold pack to start. Go visit the dentist right away. If it is an infection, then it has to be treated-most commonly by either root canal or extr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Choose Laser for it: Gingivectomy is the process of removing some of the gum. Sometimes we perform it in cosmetic dentistry to make front teeth look better, while making v... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Ignore: List your concerns before your consultation. Feel good about the answers before setting your surgery.

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Dr. David Schleimer
Jan 5, 2013
Dr. Greenhalgh's commitment to personalized, individualized care, is a rare thing in this modern medical world. I applaud him, and try to do the very same thing in my practice: look at patients as hum...Read More
Apr 9, 2013
Scott is an outstanding provider who has the reputation of only providing the finest level of care to his patients. He has won the 5280 "top dentist" award a number of times and we only have the highe...Read More
Dec 2, 2012
I commend Dr. Greenhalgh for his continuing contributions in providing accurate, articulate and appropriate to the point answers.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! That was the problem, however the pain is persisting
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Thank you I have tried Iburofen hasn't worked though
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, CO
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

SAINT JOSEPH HOSPITAL

Awards

5280 TopDentists 2012
2012 Talk of The Town Award for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction
5280 TopDentists 2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
5280 TopDentists 2013
Talk of the Town 2014 Five Stars for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction
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